Anger over post-Brexit trading rules is a factor in the violence that has erupted, writes Adam Fleming.
Loyalists and nationalists have clashed with police in the province for seven straight nights
For over a week, riots have marred the streets across five cities and towns in Northern Ireland. Cars and a bus have been hijacked and burned, young people have thrown petrol bombs at police, and at least 74 officers have been injured.
A car was set alight in Sperrin Park in the Waterside area of Londonderry, while there were also reports of violent incidents in Carrickfergus.
Lockdown in Northern Ireland has been extended until April 1
Micheal Martin issues warning after 14 police officers injured in another night of clashes in Northern Ireland.
The UK government must accept the consequences of the hard Brexit it pursued, writes Joe McCarthy
Northern Ireland endured 30 years of sectarian conflict that killed 3,500 people.
Riots pitting unionists against Irish nationalists stirred memories of the 30 years of sectarian violence known as the Troubles.
Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street violence in the region, where Britain’s exit from the European Union has unsettled an uneasy political balance.
The recent violence, largely in loyalist, Protestant areas, has flared amid rising tensions over post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland.